'Mob Wives' Star Renee Graziano Reportedly Arrested For DUI After 'Taking Adderall,' Crashing Her Car
Mob Wives star Renee Graziano was slapped with a DUI after she reportedly crashed her car into a parked vehicle.
The TV personality was driving a 2020 Nissan Murano with New Jersey plates when she crashed into a parked and unoccupied 2020 Jeep Wrangler on Tuesday night, January 4, on Staten Island. Renee was reportedly charged with driving wile impaired by drugs, as she admitted to police she had taken Adderall earlier that day.
According to Daily Mail, the crash occurred at 10:19 p.m. at the intersection of Arden Avenue and Arthur Kill Road.
Renee, 52, was exiting the car when the police arrived at the scene. Witnesses reportedly noted Renee was incoherent, had watery eyes and slurred speech. Before the author was taken to a local police precinct — where she was charged with the misdemeanor crime of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs — she was taken to a nearby hospital to be examined.
Renee is known for being the daughter of Anthony Graziano, a former consigliere of the Bonanno crime family, and her roles in two reality shows: Mob Wives and Celebrity Big Brother.
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The reality TV star's ex-husband, Hector Pagan Jr., was also a former associate of the Bonnano crime family and reportedly became an informant.
As for the rest of her family, Renee's sister Jennifer created and produced the reality show, Mob Wives, which caused a strain in Anthony's relationship with his daughters. However, the family is said to have reconciled before Anthony died in 2019 at 78 years old.
Mob Wives ended shortly after the death of Renee's costar Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, who died at 55 in February 2016 from cancer.
Renee, who reportedly battled substance abuse and depression, entered rehab for depression that same year, per the outlet. "She is getting treatment that stems from her depression and some things that she has to work out," Jennifer reportedly revealed at the time, noting: "She’s been battling depression for a while and this kind of treatment kind of digs a little deeper than what she’s done in the past."
"So, I’m hoping she stays as long as she needs," the producer concluded.